They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Around (The Missouri Dawg Song)
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- 1912-00-00 00:00:00
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|They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Around (The Missouri Dawg Song) (1912)|
Subject: Where it all began
"Meantime, Mr. Hoover had done much with his band, which at one time numbered 48 pieces. He had inaugurated concerts in the parks, which often drew as many as 4000 persons on Sunday afternoons; his musicians had helped dedicate the old Convention Hall, and frequently the group was dispatched into the immediate trade territory by Springfield boosters in order to promote the city.
It was on one of these trips that Mr. Hoover helped focus the national spotlight on Springfield, and gave a presidential candidate a campaign song."
"The late Frank D. McDavid, prominent Springfield attorney, was on the train returning the Springfield Boosters home and he started singing a tune to help keep the group awake, Mr. Hoover picked up on the beat on his cornet."
"By the time the delegates reached home the "Houn' Dawg" song was well on the way to popularity."
"Soon after, Springfield held a land congress, and Sidney Meyers, band instrument instructor at then Southwest Teacher's College, and E. O. Roark, both of whom were members of Little Hoover's Big Band, arranged the music for the "Houn' Dawg" song. No effort was made to copyright it, and Mr. Hoover always claimed that a St. Louis musician revised the music slightly, copyrighted it, and collected $10,000 in royalties, while he, McDavid, Roark and Meyers received nothing."
"At any rate, Champ Clark used the "Houn' Dawg" song extensively in his 1912 campaign, and when old Company K, Springfield's unit of the National Guard went to the Mexican border to help keep Pacho Villa on his own side of the Rio Grande, the snarpy, quick-step gained fame as a marching song. Missouri units in the 35th Division marched to the "Houn' Dawg" song during World War I, and today, of course, there is a Houn' Dawg regiment."
Thought this was cool, so I had to share. I am fairly sure this was written for the Springfield News and Leader, because Paul Hoover, H.L. Hoover's son, is the source. He did an article with them after Hoover Music Company was already at their current location on South Jefferson. Some of the article is the same as the one referenced above.
Subject: Why why why?!
Subject: A born-and-raised "Aurora Houn Dawg"
Subject: Woof !
Subject: Hound Dog Song
A little while ago I was surfing the web and found a NY TIMES article from March 1912 that said that the Beauchamp Clark campaign song that is becoming a hit was actually a 15th century German childrens song. The original German words are almost identical to words we have here. Enjoy from the Missouri Boy.
Subject: memories of Piggot, Ark
Subject: Aint no redneck but I loves it
I was fascinated when "Mule Skinner Blues" (Fenderemen 1960) came out. I still sing it to myself occasionally.
Thems days of REAL music is gone forever, but thank God for recordings -- wax cylinder, round platter, tape and CD.
There here song about a Dawg has got my Bronx Brat seal of approval. Play it again Sam.
Subject: I sang this song in Every State + Mexico & Canaday!
Subject: As Real as It Gets- Just a Missouri Dog Song
Subject: This redneck loves it
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